Thune: Obama’s Statements on Russia ‘Hypocritical’ When He’s Spent the Last Eight Yrs. Trying to Buddy up to Them

‘This president has had a very checkered record in dealing with Russia and their allies in the Middle East and that region of the world’

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THUNE: "This president has had a very checkered record in dealing with Russia and their allies in the Middle East and that region of the world, so to now come out and make some of the statements that they’re making, I think — it comes across a little bit ironic and perhaps hypocritical. I think the broader point that you’re making is the relationship with Russia going forward is something now that the Trump Administration is going to inherit and the Obama Administration on their way out the door is making assertions about things that they might do to retaliate against Russia for meddling in the election but this is largely now going to fall on the Trump Administration in terms of how to respond to this and that’s why it’s important that we confirm these — the national security team that he’s trying to put in place, Rex Tillerson who was recently nominated for Secretary of State. They need to respond to these situations not only in Russia but other places around the world where we have a lot of hot spots."

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